Lawyer thinks hurricane shutters need escape latch

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Esther Mibab felt nervous in her home in The Acreage. So nervous that she kept her accordion-style hurricane shutters closed, even in the off-season. C..
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Surgeries cancelled over fear of rare disease at FL center

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Officials at a Polk County medical center have shut down surgeries after they suspected a surgical instrument may have been exposed to a rare, fatal brain dis..
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FHP investigates fatal crash on Santa Barbara Blvd.

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal car crash in Collier County. It happened on Santa Barbara Boulevard and Cedar Tree Lane just before 1:30 a.m.Det..
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Dolphins and Bucs start Training Camp

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Bill Halter

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Loosening up for their first training camp practice, the Miami Dolphins high-stepped sideways up and down the field while House of Pain's song "Jump Around" blar..
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New initiative to help ER workers spot trafficking

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Jennifer Jones

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Emergency room doctors and nurses are often the only contact victims of human trafficking have with the outside world, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said ..
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FMB lightning strike victim shares her story

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Megan Contreras

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- She survived the same lightning strike that killed a friend and critically injured another. Tonight, 16-year-old Chelsea Gill is telling her story to WINK News. G..
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Collier deputies investigate 'Purge' social media postings

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of social media accounts that encourage followers to send in nude photos of teenagers to be poste..
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Collier County 'ninja robbers' texted about home invasions

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - For the first time, we're getting a look at the evidence against a group of the so-called "ninja robbers" including disturbing text messages between them. Th..
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Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a s..
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Fire displaces North Fort Myers family

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A family has been displaced after a fire broke out on 9700 block of Quail Hollow Rd. A teen was home alone when it happened. No one was injured. Firefighter..
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PGPD responds to armed robbery at Bank of America

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Punta Gorda Police responded to an armed robbery at the Bank of America, located on the corner of US 41 at Madrid Blvd., this afternoon. According to police, a ..
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3 sue Pounceys over alleged fight at nightclub

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey have been sued by three people who say the twin brothers attacked them at a Miami Beach nightclub.    Th..
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Cape Coral lines aging sewer pipes through special process

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - It's your money, and the city of Cape Coral is spending almost a million dollars to fix aging sewer pipes. Work is underway in the south section of the city, in ..
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Woman out $17,000 after company files her taxes incorrectly

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Port Charlotte woman claimed H&R Block filed her taxes wrong for the last six years, costing her thousands of dollars. Suzanne Kyre told WINK News when ..
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2 killed in dump truck crash near Orlando

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Two women are dead following a collision with a dump truck near Orlando.    The crash happened around 10 a.m. Friday on Boggy Creek Road. &..
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Report reveals details on killed Fla. professor

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Tallahassee police have released a heavily redacted report detailing the fatal shooting of a Florida State University law professor.    The ..
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Video shows purse snatching suspect gets away empty-handed

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A suspect violently attacked an elderly woman in Cape Coral in an attempt to steal her purse yesterday, but the victim fought back by biting her assailant. In the..
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Pirates invade Fisherman's Village

Updated 6 days ago   
By: John Trierweiler

PUNTA GORDA, Fla - For the sixth year in a row pirates will be calling the shores of Punta Gorda home. Something the Mayor of Punta Gorda officially proclaims the city as, "A quain..
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Big Backpack Giveaway gives supplies to 2,000 students

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- This weekend is the Big Backpack Giveaway in Fort Myers.It's the 15th year that the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida has been able to help the kids in ou..
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16 y/o lightning strike victim speaks about the incident

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- WINK News is learning new details about that deadly lightning strike on Fort Myers Beach, as we hear from one of the victims for the first time.Chelsea Gill..
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